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Daniel Wales
Artist | Photography
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Favourite photographer: John Dibbs
Personal Quote: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


Hawker Hunter T.7
I wish not to keep dwelling on the tragedy that occurred at Shoreham back in August 2015, but I also no longer want to keep these photographs from being seen anymore. It would be wrong of me however, to upload these images without saying something. So all I will say is that this aircraft very sadly took the lives of eleven people, when she crashed into a busy road during an airshow held at Shoreham Airport, West Sussex. Those losses are felt significantly by those affected and the airshow industry on the whole. However, though the losses suffered on that day will always be the first and foremost thought on my mind when looking back, I still want to remember what a beautiful aircraft she was, and she truly was. So here she is in better times doing what she should be remembered for, entertaining the crowds at Old Warden during a Shuttleworth Collection Air Dusplay back in 2013.
Hawker Sea Fury T.20
The Shuttleworth Collection 2013.

I have seen had the great pleasure to have seen many aircraft of the 1930s and 40s perform over the years. To pick a favourite out of all of them would be near impossible, however, if there is an aircraft that always puts a smile on my face whenever I see it on the flying participants list of any particular airshow, it is the glorious Hawker Sea Fury, the ultimate piston engine fighter. As powerful as she is beautiful and with a soundtrack to match. Her Bristol Centaurus is as smooth as powerful pistons come. 
Sopwith Pup (Original)
The Shuttleworth Collection's Sopwith Pup flying over Old Warden back in 2013. At the time she was the sole original example of her type airworthy. However late last year this changed, as a second example took to the air once more after restoration. Though belonging to a private owner, the new Pup is to be operated by the Historic Aircraft Collection at Imperial War Museum Duxford, and with the recent resurgence of flyable Sopwith types in the UK, Two Sopwith Pups, Sopwith Triplane, Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe, the return of the Sopwith Dove to Old Warden and of course Shuttleworth's soon to fly Sopwith Camel. I am hoping that at some point soon we can see them all together for the first time. 
Those Magnificent Men
The Shuttleworth Collection "Magnificent Men" Pair at Old Warden back in 2013. Right of frame we have the Bristol Boxkite and on the left we have the Avro Triplane IV. Both aircraft are reproductions dating in the 1960s built for use in the movie "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines". 

Back in 2014, The Shuttleworth Collection acquired a third reproduction used during the filming of the movie, a Santos-Dumont Demoiselle. This aircraft is currently in storage awaiting restoration back to flightworthy condition.
Plastic Money
Just testing out a studio light box I recently purchased for experimenting with my macro filters. It wasn't particularly expensive as I am not a studio photographer and was only looking for something to play around with with now and then. But it seems to produce good results on a budget.

The photograph shows one of our the new plastic five pound notes that the UK introduced into circulation a year or so ago. Apparently this new material for paper money was an Australian invention to help protect against forgery. They're pretty strange to hold after being used to paper money for so long, but I kind of like them. 


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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Appreciate the fave Mr Wales - thank you :)
Gardynn7 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, kind sir. Hope all is well with you~
james147741 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my photos from Old Warden!
86pony302 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your photos so much..specially the Blackbird one..had to give you a watch!
haloman69 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Amazing Gallery!! I recognize many of the aircraft from the EAA Airventure in Wisconsin :)
Baronpotato Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your works is great!
awjay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Thanks for the Faving..:)
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I nearly submitted another version of "Pretty flamingo..." rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise.

Try turning your computer screen 90 degrees that way to show this - it looks like a 
scene from 'Alice through the looking glass' - totally weird and disturbing I think...   :makeup: 

Sorry I got sidetracked there  Ashamed  Thanks for the fave of the original image Daniel

                              Please do keep on watching ???   :) (Smile)
Phototubby Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the +favs! :D
ZaraaLeanne Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favourite :)
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
cutecute hello   thanks you very much for the +fav      :yayay: - NaNoEmo 24/30 + Plz
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav...
dS1GN Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
calimer00 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Thanks a lot for the fav!
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :)
Moppet-Smiles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is a really impressive gallery that you have here!

You have a great weekend!

MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Thank you very much for faving! Much appreciated. 
wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the +fav . :) (Smile) 
Jorgipie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! Bunny Emoji-17 (Hurray Cute) [V1]
AlexanderMessier Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Thanks a lot for the +fav ad
Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Daniel, thanks for faving!  Cheers from Toronto.
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jhps Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the +fav Thanks for everything!
Charlottehall1991 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving!
Have a wonderful day :D
Gorgeous pictures of British Villages :D
Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Appreciate those faves Dan  - thank you :)
WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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